Donnewell Farm

Sedgefield, Durham, County Durham, TS21 3FP

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  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Working farm

Why stay here ...

We look forward to welcoming you to our site. We are ideally situated for you to tour the North East of England to reach a wide variety of scenery, excellent food, top quality theatres, varied recreational activities and magnificent historical sites.

We are situated on the outskirts of the town of Sedgefield on the A689 a short distance from Junction 60 on A1 (M) and approximately 6 miles from the A19. We recommend you use the directions in the directory Not use the sat nav.

We are a fourth generation family owned working farm, we keep suckler cows and calves and sell free range eggs. We are open all year and offer good access to our all hardstanding, serviced pitches. Each pitch has lawned areas, 16 amp electricity, with free wi-fi connection and satellite hookup. We can accommodate any size motorhome or caravan and offer separate motorhome waste disposal.

New for 2020: We would like to welcome friendly and well behaved dogs onto our Certificated Location. As a working farm, dogs will need to be kept on a lead at all times during your stay. There is a car free dog walk from the site into Sedgefield.

We are half a mile, a 10 minute walk along Beacon Lane, to the town centre which offers a good selection of shops, supermarkets, including a post office, coffee shops, eateries and public houses. George Bolams is our local wholesale butcher, where you can buy a lunchtime carvery, very reasonably priced meat for your barbeque or meat to take home and fill your freezer!

Hardwick Country Park is a must for everyone searching for a tranquil walk and a delicious coffee. The Dun Cow Inn comes highly recommended for good food and is also famously where Prime Minister Tony Blair & George Bush had lunch together. Wynyard Hall Gardens and farm shop are a couple of miles away and well worth a visit for anyone who loves roses!

The bus route through the town will take you in all directions to explore the county, from Newcastle, Durham, Middlesbrough to Darlington, the Dales or Hartlepool, Seaham and Sunderland. Also a regular connection service to North Yorkshire where you can explore Whitby, Helmsley or the coastal towns of Redcar and Saltburn.

Our location is perfect for many days out - Durham Cathedral and Castle and Beamish historical museum are "must" visits! Darlington is the birthplace of the railways with the Locomotion and Head of Steam museums a short drive away. The production of Kynren at Bishop Auckland attracts visitors nationwide. Bowes museum, Raby Castle and High Force are all within easy reach. Whereas Teesside's Transporter Bridge, the hidden gem of Yarm and Saltholme RSPB bring many other interesting days out. And finally, Harlepool's historic museum and the ship Trincomalee, another idea!

We are on the National Cycle Network. Golf and fishing are available close by.

The town hosts a Farmers Market every first Sunday of the month, a Mediaeval Fayre in May, Beer Festival in July and Agricultural Show in August, Folk Festival in September, also Sedgefield Racecourse has Car Boot Sales on Thursdays & Sundays.

We hope you will enjoy your visit as much as we enjoy meeting old friends and making new friends every year!

Facilities on site ...

  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Information room
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Working farm

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0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

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Postcode:
TS21 3FP
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GPS:
Lat 54.65494 / Lon -1.43249
OS field ref:
NZ367288
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Durham, Stockton, Darlington
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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Oct 29 stay

Very nice greeting on arrival. The pitches fully serviced and lovely and quite. Beautiful walk into sedgfield and great pubs. We will definitely be back. Thanks
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Another superb stay

Have stayed here loads of times. Is fully serviced and very quiet. Well looked after and the owners are super friendly and helpful. Short walk into Sedgefield off road. Plenty of fab places to eat for such a small town - can recommend Julia and Sophias italian restaurant especially. Also a number of takeaways. Short walk across fields to Hardwicke Park which is a lovely well kept country park with plenty of wild life and a super little cafe. Within easy driving of seal sands, Durham, Seaham and Metro Centre amongst many other attractions. A number of cycle routes within easy access and also good walking. No dogs as its a working farm but that's not a problem for us. Will be back gain next year - hopefully!
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Excellent site with good sized serviced hardstandings, and refuse and chemical toilet emptying nearby. WiFi was very good. Follow the directions on the site's own website and you will not go wrong. Easy access with wide gates. There is some road noise from the A689, but only noticeable early morning, and you soon get used to it. A large folder with details of local attractions was provided, and proved very useful. Price at the time of our visit was £15 inclusive of 16amp EHU........very good value. Lots of places to visit in the area.
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Another pleasent stay.

Again we have enjoyed a fantastic week break at Donnewell Farm. So easy to drive to from the A1, he site is clean well kept and the serviced pitches are spacious with the added extra of free wifi and satellite hook up. The site is within easy reach of some great on and off road cycle routes. In fact there is a route that runs virtually off road through to the coast at Seaham which is a lovely seaside town with a beach famous for its sea glass. Sedgefield has an abundance of great cafes and pubs offering a wide range of food priced to suit different pockets. This time we ate twice at Julia & Sophia. An italian restaurant cooking excellent and reasonably priced food. We hope to return for Christmas to enjoy a relaxing holiday.
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Back again! Spent 9 nights here over Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed it again.
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